The Sri Lanka Chapter of the Internet Society implemented “Beyond the Reach” project to train vision impaired persons on “Surfing the internet”. The Training was conducted by Ms. Manique Gunaratne of The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon ICT Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities. A group of vision impaired persons together with few sighted persons from Uva Province were trained at this residential training programme held at the Uva Management Development Centre in Badulla. The programme was inaugurated by the Governor of the Uva Province, Mr. N.P. Jayasinghe. Representatives for the Governor’s Office, University of Uva, Department of Social Services, Internet Society and media were present at the inauguration. President, Ms. Sagarika Wickramasekara, Secretary, Mr. Maheeswara Kirindigoda, Assistant Secretary, Mr. Minuwan Deshapriya and Exco Member, Imesha Deshapriya from the Internet Society did a splendid task to make “Beyond the Reach” a real success.
Picture descriptions for vision impaired persons:
1 Day 1 ISOC meeting.
2 Day 1 introduction of the participants.
3 Day 1 training session.
4 Day 2 meeting with members from SLIIT and from India.
5 Day 2 training.
6 Day 3 participants with the Trainer.
7 Day 3 group photograph with the Governer.
8 Day 3 inaguration head table.
9 Day 3 speech by Manique.
10 Day 3 tea with the invitees.
11 Day 3 lighting of the oil lamp.
12 Day 3 national anthem.
13 Day 3 training.
14 Day 4 training.
15 Day 5 special appreciation to Manique by ISOC.
16 Day 5 group photograph with the certificates.
17 Day 5 closing remarks by Manique.
18 Day 5 handing over the certificates by Manique.
19 Day 5 participants with Manique.
20 Day 5 training.